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Dewoitine D.21, Turkish AF
Dewoitine D.21 was 1920s French open- cockpit, fixed- undercarriage monoplane fighter aircraft.
Design and development [ edit ]
prototype D.21 was a development of the D.12. The aircraft was license-built in Switzerland (by EKW), Czechoslovakia (by Skoda and known as the Skoda-Dewoitine D.1) and Argentina (by FMA). One Turkish D.21 was fitted with a modified wing and named Orhanelli.
; a Dewoitine D.21 fitted with a modified wing for record-breaking flights.
Variants [ edit ]
French Production version, license-built in
Argentina and Turkey. Skoda D.1
Licence manufacture of the Dewoitine D.21 in
Czechoslovakia by Skoda;(26 built - included in D.9 total). Engine Škoda L was a licence of Hispanio Suiza HS-50. Armament only 2x Vickers 7,7 mm.
Operational history [ edit ]
Argentina bought seven D.21s, and built another 58 under their own licence. Turkey bought a number, and Czechoslovakia built 25 for their air force.
Operators [ edit ]
Specifications (variant) [ edit ]
Data from [1 ]
Length: 7.64 m (25 ft .75 in)
Wingspan: 12.8 m (41 ft 0 in)
Height: 3 m (10 ft 10.75 in)
Wing area: 24.8 m 2 (266.95 ft 2)
Empty weight: 1,090 kg (2,403 lb)
Gross weight: 1,580 kg (3,483 lb)
Powerplant: 1 × Hispano-Suiza 12Gb V-12 water-cooled piston engine, 373 kW (500 hp) each
Maximum speed: 270 km/h (168 mph)
Range: 400 km (249 miles)
Service ceiling: 8991.6 m (29,500 ft)
See also [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
Bibliography [ edit ]
Donald, David, ed.
The Encyclopedia of World Aircraft. Ottawa, Ontario, Canada: Prospero Books, 1997. ISBN 1-85605-375-X. Taylor, John W. R. and Jean Alexander.
Combat Aircraft of the World. New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1969. ISBN 0-71810-564-8.